Progress Report

October 2015 Highlights

By the Numbers


Classes were taught by Librarians such as Psychology of Prejudice, University Experience, Introduction to American Culture and Education, Introduction to Athletic Training


Reference questions were answered by Faculty and Graduate Services librarians


Class and Research Guides were developed and actively used


Meetings/Events hosted by Building Services, including the University Capital Campaign kickoff event in the Great Room

957 Documents were delivered from K-State’s collection through Interlibrary Services

Questions from students, faculty, staff and the public were answered by Hale Library Help student employees, staff and librarians


Items lent by Interlibrary Services to aid researchers at other universities and colleges


Items were borrowed by Interlibrary Services from other libraries to aid K-State faculty and students in their courses and research


Items were checked out, returned, or renewed at all of the K-State Libraries’ Manhattan campus libraries (Hale plus all branches, including the Veterinary Medical Library


Individuals came into Hale Library through the 2nd floor public entrance gates


Selected Accomplishments 

Ireton, D. and Pitts, J. (with input from E. Urton, et al).  Library Alternate Reality Games: Best Practices for Building Gaming Programs at Academic Libraries. Paper presented at 3rd European Conference on Information Literacy, Tallinn, Estonia.

Dean Lori Goetsch and Cliff Hight hosted Linda Przybyszewski, history professor at Notre Dame University and author of The Lost Art of Dress, on a visit to Special Collections.  Przybyszewski made a formal presentation of her book to the Libraries in appreciation for research assistance provided by university archives.

The Center for Advancing Digital Scholarship celebrated Open Access Week 2015 with an Open House and an Open Access Federal Mandates Event.  Additionally, a documentary film, “A Fragile Trust: Plagiarism, Power and Jason Blair at the New York Times,” was shown.

Cliff Hight co-presented “Finding the Funding: Crossing Borders to Find Grant Opportunities” at the Kansas Library Association and Missouri Library Association Conference in Kansas City with Shelly Croteau and Matt Veatch, see

Tara Coleman hosted “A conversation with Wes Moore.” a small group discussion between Wes Moore and 15 K-State students, and introduced Moore before his K-State author talk at McCain Auditorium.

Daryl Youngman was interviewed and featured in an article of the Ft. Riley POST newspaper, which described the interaction between soldier students and traditional K-State students and how they benefit from library services and resources.  Also, he presented a “Dagger University” session on information resources and culture to soldier-students at Ft. Riley.

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Last updated: 02/04/2016